Lower your expectations

We almost didn’t go… Heike has a tendency to look at weather forecasts (and traffic conditions) too much. Because – as per usual – the German weather forecast predicted 200% chance of rain all day every day, she was in serious doubt whether we should even drive out this weekend. I care less about weatherContinue reading “Lower your expectations”

Sleepery slopes

As I wrote yesterday, we were on the fence about whether we should stay out with our new campervan or we should drive home and stay there in the Ammergauer Alpen. Upon seeing many camper travelers park their homes in random places, we thought that we could give it a try. In fact, we foundContinue reading “Sleepery slopes”

Mosquitoes’ revenge

It’s kinda hard being an entomologist. Insects have a special place in my heart. But it seems not to be very mutual. Wherever I go, insects somehow always seem to be out to get me. They can smell an entomologist coming from miles away. Many of the fun insects and other arthropods run as fastContinue reading “Mosquitoes’ revenge”

She made me kill it

A couple of years back, Heike and I traveled around the Yucatán Peninsula, with several weeks spent in Mexico, and several in Belize. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the trip. To be honest, the media do not really paint a fantastic picture of Mexico (druglords, kidnappings and the like), although Cancún and PlayaContinue reading “She made me kill it”

We saw the birth of a hurricane!

The past few days just flew by. Poof. Gone! After our slightly disappointing encounter with Mahahual, we went further south, to Bacalar, and later Chetumal. In Chetumal we hopped on the ferry to San Pedro. Of course we had la Isla Bonita high on our list of things to do in Central America. Nope, justContinue reading “We saw the birth of a hurricane!”

I don’t like cruise ships

After we left Playa del Carmen a few days ago, we spent two days in Tulum, a smallish town a bit off the coast, with nice beaches a short bike ride away. Tulum town itself is nothing too special, although we found quite some interesting looking local restaurants and taquerias off the main road, whichContinue reading “I don’t like cruise ships”

Quintana Roo

Quintana Roo. What a great name for a province. It reminds me of the hopping kind of marsupial that has very little to do with the Yucatan peninsula, the actual destination of this trip… We had another greatly delayed flight by United Airlines… (They had to replace tyres and brakes of our plane, a veryContinue reading “Quintana Roo”

Crocodile Hunting in City Park

**** TL;DR: There are pictures all the way at the bottom 🙂 **** It is crazy how time flies. It seems like just yesterday that I was in Italy for work, but here I am, four weeks later, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Again for work. I arrived here in the middle of the night twoContinue reading “Crocodile Hunting in City Park”

It all happened while I was on the plane!

So… Yeah. The first conference I attended this summer has ended. As you may remember from my previous posts here and here, I went to Italy last week. Ten days, alone, which, for me, was very VERY exciting. After a scarring terrible experience a few years ago in Malaysia, I felt very bad about going solo again. IContinue reading “It all happened while I was on the plane!”